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23rd Mar '17 4:59:59 AM Adept
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* Beating the hell out of ''something'' is the usual solution to the problems that come up in ''LostOdyssey,'' but when the BigBad [[spoiler:uses magic to turn one of your party members into a {{People Puppet|s}}]], the best solution is to do anything ''but'' attack, since [[spoiler:killing your friend results in an immediate GameOver]].

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* Beating the hell out of ''something'' is the usual solution to the problems that come up in ''LostOdyssey,'' ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey,'' but when the BigBad [[spoiler:uses magic to turn one of your party members into a {{People Puppet|s}}]], the best solution is to do anything ''but'' attack, since [[spoiler:killing your friend results in an immediate GameOver]].
19th Jan '17 6:59:25 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack'', the player is confronted at one point with a two-option menu. One is "Kill Him." The other [[ButThouMust isn't an actual option]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack'', the player is confronted at one point with a two-option menu. One is "Kill Him." The other [[ButThouMust isn't an actual option]]. However, this is subverted because TheComputerIsALyingBastard.
19th Jan '17 6:54:44 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack'', the player is confronted at one point with a two-option menu. One is "Kill Him." The other [[ButThouMust isn't an actual option]].
14th Jan '17 6:44:58 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the four spend a good deal of time trying to avert this trope. Which, ironically, sometimes results in violence being employed against them, not that it works too well.
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13th Jan '17 9:32:31 AM Orome
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* In Creator/CSLewis' ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy'', Ransom is forced to physically fight with a man possessed by {{Satan}} after weeks of debating and arguing have failed, in order to save Perelandra from becoming a fallen world like Earth. Ransom is initially appalled by the idea and uses it only as a last resort. He also knows he has a very good chance of dying in the attempt.
8th Jan '17 1:29:14 AM tommythegun
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** This was the central point of Lincoln's famous Second Inaugural Address, which cast the war as inevitable given the irreconcilable conflict between abolitionists and the Slave Power, and suggested it as a divine judgment and retribution on the nation for the evil of slavery.

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** This was the central point of Lincoln's famous Second Inaugural Address, which cast the war as inevitable given the irreconcilable conflict between abolitionists and the Slave Power, and suggested it as a having been divine judgment and retribution on the nation for the evil of slavery.
8th Jan '17 1:28:37 AM tommythegun
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** This was the central point of Lincoln's famous Second Inaugural Address, which cast the war as inevitable given the irreconcilable conflict between abolitionists and the Slave Power, and suggested it as a divine judgment and retribution on the nation for the evil of slavery.
31st Dec '16 10:58:21 PM Steven
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* Sadly, sometimes the only solution for [[TheBully bullying]] is violence or credible threat of violence, either [[TheDogBitesBack from the victim]] or from the authorities. Worse, some jurisdictions either equally punish both parties rather than allowing the victim to get off easy with the self-defense justification, or worse, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass charge the victim with assault]].

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* Sadly, sometimes the only solution for [[TheBully bullying]] is violence or credible threat of violence, either [[TheDogBitesBack from the victim]] or from the authorities. Worse, some jurisdictions either equally punish both parties rather than allowing the victim to get off easy with the self-defense justification, or worse, [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass charge the victim with assault]]. Depending on how the victim feels, they may believe that they have nothing else to lose and will go out in full force, which can be extremely dangerous if the person plans to seriously harm or even kill their tormentors.
24th Dec '16 11:51:38 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' and ''{{Arcanum}}'' are both novel in that neither forces you to fight anyone at all should you wish (not that this manner of playing is ''easy'', just possible). In fact, for both, the "better" endings involve you [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking the Big Bad to Death]].

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* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' and ''{{Arcanum}}'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' are both novel in that neither forces you to fight anyone at all should you wish (not that this manner of playing is ''easy'', just possible). In fact, for both, the "better" endings involve you [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking the Big Bad to Death]].
13th Nov '16 10:16:16 AM dlchen145
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* There have been times in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' when this was the case. Often, a pony would [[FurryReminder lean forward, snort, and paw the ground with a forehoof]] just before opening a can of kickflank.
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